Thursday, 23 March 2017

Commissioning of Nuclear Reactors

The current installed nuclear power capacity in the country comprises of 21 reactors with a total capacity of 5780 MW.  One more reactor, KKNPP-2 (1000 MW) is presently generating infirm (non-commercial) power and commencement of its commercial operation will take the nuclear installed capacity to 6780 MW.  The details of their location, date of start of commercial operation and capacity are as below:

State
Location
Units
Capacity (MW)
Date of Commercial Operation
Maharashtra
Tarapur
TAPS-1
160
28-Oct-1969
TAPS-2
160
28-Oct-1969
TAPS-3
540
18-Aug-2006
TAPS-4
540
12-Sep-2005
Rajasthan
Rawatbhata
 RAPS-1*
100
16-Dec-1973
RAPS-2
200
01-Apr-1981
RAPP-3
220
01-Jun-2000
RAPS-4
220
23-Dec-2000
RAPS-5
220
04-Feb-2010
RAPS-6
220
31-Mar-2010
Tamil Nadu
Kalpakkam
MAPS-1
220
27-Jan-1984
MAPS-2
220
21-Mar-1986
Kudankulam
KKNPP-1
1000
31-Dec-2014
KKNPP-2**
1000
**
Uttar Pradesh
Narora
NAPS-1
220
01-Jan-1991
NAPS-2
220
01-Jul-1992
Gujarat
Kakrapar
KAPS-1#
220
06-May-1993
KAPS-2#
220
01-Sep-1995
Karnataka
Kaiga
KGS-1
220
16-Nov-2000
KGS-2
220
16-Mar-2000
KGS-3
220
06-May-2007
KGS-4
220
20-Jan-2011




























* Under extended shutdown for techno-economic assessment for continued operation.
** Presently, generating infirm (non-commercial) power and is expected to be in commercial operation soon.




 #Presently, the units are under long shutdown for Enmasse Coolant Channel Replacement (EMCCR) and Enmasse Feeder Replacement (EMFR)

In the current financial year 2016-17 (upto February 2017), the electricity generation from nuclear power on commercial basis was 34136 Million Units.  In addition, Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), Unit-2 has generated 2086 Million Units of infirm power (non-commercial) during this period.  Thus, 36223 Million Units of electricity has been generated from nuclear power as against 903694 Million Units from fossil fuel sources (source: CEA), which is about 4% of the energy generated from fossil fuel in the current financial year 2016-17 (up to Feb-2017).

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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